Story Banks

These story banks are collections of video or written personal accounts of low-income people. Made for public use, these stories can be used as a tool and resource for advocates and policymakers to get first hand accounts of how policies and programs, or the lack of them, are experienced by individuals and families. Organizations with differing perspectives are developing story banks on a wide range of topics.

Advocates for Ohio’s Future

Equal Voice for America’s Families

Hunger in Your Community: Real Stories–Feeding America

Invisible People

Moms Rising Member Stories

My Debt Story–EARN

Over 50 and Out of Work

Paper Plate Project

Sick and Fired: Why We Need Earned Sick Days to Boost the Economy–Family Values @ Work

Stories of Hope–Poverty USA

Voices from the Front Lines–Family Values @ Work

Voices of Poverty